World Cup 2019: Chris Morris unsure about participation in the tournament
There is cut-throat competition for places and players have their task cut out.
Updated - Apr 27, 2018 4:51 pm
The schedule for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales has recently been announced where ten teams will compete in 48 games to clinch the most prestigious championship in the 50-over format. The opening game of the tournament will be played between England and South Africa at the Kennington Oval in London on May 30.
The Proteas are yet to win the Cup and would be hoping to win their maiden championship. They are ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings and are expected to be a force to reckon with. There is cut-throat competition for places and players have their task cut out. Meanwhile, as per reports in sacricketmag.com, Chris Morris, the all-rounder, hasn’t taken his place for granted in the team by any stretch of the imagination.
“Pinnacle of a sportsman’s career”- Chris Morris
” The Proteas side is a tough side to get into. If I go to the World Cup, I will perform to the best of my abilities, to contribute to a winning cause and be part of the team to make history. The World Cup is a massive thing to every sportsman, not just to a cricket player. It is the pinnacle of a sportsman’s career. As a South African, you have the opportunity to create history as a cricketer and do something that no other cricketer has done” Morris said.
Morris made his ODI debut against Pakistan way back in 2013. However, he has been in and out of the team and has only played 34 games thus far in which he has picked up 35 wickets. The fast-bowling all-round cricketer also speculated the tournament to be competitive and talked about the delight of lifting the cup for the country.
“To be able to give yourself an opportunity to win a World Cup for your country is an amazing journey to be a part of. It is not just a six-month journey, but a four-year journey building up to the tournament. It is probably the most open World Cup, it depends what teams are peaking at the right time, but there is always an upset at a World Cup and you will always remember them” he added.